This program is excellent to teach your child to read. I purchased it for my 4 year old and he will be entering PreK already a reader. I also used it to review with my 6 yr old on some areas where she was having difficulties. It even helped my 16 year old Foreign Exchange student grasp some concepts as she would listen to me work with the kids. As with anything, you need to put in the time or else it won't work. It's an easy to follow program and the "Training" section of their website of extremely helpful, so I would highly recommend taking the time to review that before introducing the program. I am not an educator by trade and I found it easy to follow. My 4 yr old son loves the books and he says so. The only one he had trouble connecting with is one with all girls in tutus :) Otherwise, I would say the books are gender neutral and with some diversity (which is important to us). I also like how the stories build on the one before. I would say my 4 yr old has achieved a level of reading comprehension that I could have only dreamed of with my 6 yr old. The songs are excellent, very catchy, both of my children love the songs and request I play them repeatedly. My absolute favorite this about this program is that the books only contain words made up of sounds you have reviewed up to that point (with the exception of a few, very few, inevitable sight words).
I didn't give it 5 stars because: 1. The first manual I received was littered with errors. I wrote to the company and eventhough I ordered through Amazon, they very willingly sent me a replacement manual, HOWEVER, the replacement, although it had less errors than the first, it still has several. I contacted them again and they said they are in the process of printing new ones. 2. The manual itself does not offer specific instructions on when to introduce most books. There are a few instances where it does indicate, but for the most part, you need to figure it out yourself. It is not the most difficult thing to do, but for a paid program, I would expect the company to walk you through it by way of the manual. 3. The program comes with a CD, I would have preferred an itunes download. You can download through their website, but I have not successfully been able to download all of the songs.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the program and am glad we tried it out. Being able to read and comprehend is invaluable. My son will not struggle in school as my daughter has simply because of this.
|包装尺寸||21.89 x 20.7 x 15.9 cm; 2.41 公斤|